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Stream Table Workshops

The Museum offers workshops using its 12-foot stream simulation table! Students have hands-on opportunities to explore how water flows, erosion, effects of flooding, the consequences of human activities on water quality, and much more. Students work in small groups and record their observations in accompanying student journals. See below for program options.

The Stream Table can come to your school. See the River Residency page for details!

Kindergarten to 1st grade

Water, Weather and a River Community 

Program: 1 hour length, $7 per student/chaperone

Description: Where does water come from and where does it go? Students will explore what happens to water when it rains, model flood dangers in a river community, and discuss the effects of human-environment interactions in that community. 

Grades 2nd to 5th

Water, Weather and a River Community 

Program: 1 hour length, $7 per student/chaperone

Description: Where does water come from and where does it go? Students will explore what happens to water when it rains, model flood dangers in a river community, and discuss the effects of human-environment interactions in that community. 

 

How Water Shapes the Land

Program: 1 hour length, $7 per student/chaperone

Description: Students discover how flowing water causes erosion and sedimnetation, shaping and creating various landforms. They will explore how human activities influence erosion and test various methods of erosion control. 

 

Protecting our Watersheds

Program: 1 hour length, $7 per student/chaperone

Description: What is a watershed and why is it important? Students explore how specific human activities affect water quality both in a stream and as groundwater.

Grades 6th to 8th

How Water Shapes the Land

Program: 1 hour length, $7 per student/chaperone

Description: Students discover how flowing water causes erosion and sedimnetation, shaping and creating various landforms. They will explore how human activities influence erosion and test various methods of erosion control. 

 

Protecting our Watersheds

Program length: 1 hour

Description: What is a watershed and why is it important? Students explore how specific human activities affect water quality both in a stream and as groundwater.